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Michigan State's Winston earns preseason Big 10 honors

The vote was hardly a surprise, considering Cassius Winston was selected Big Ten Player of the Year last season.
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Michigan State's Cassius Winston (5) drives past Minnesota's Dupree McBrayer (1) during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, in Des Moines, Iowa. Cassius Winston is the unanimous pick for Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year. The vote by media announced Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, was hardly a surprise considering Winston was selected Big Ten Player of the Year last season. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Michigan State guard Cassius Winston is the unanimous pick for Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year.

The vote by media announced Wednesday was hardly a surprise considering Winston was selected Big Ten Player of the Year last season. He averaged 18.8 points and 7.5 assists as a junior while leading the Spartans to the Big Ten regular-season and tournament championships and the Final Four.

Maryland's Anthony Cowan Jr. and Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson were unanimous picks for the preseason all-conference team along with Winston. Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu, Iowa's Joe Wieskamp, Maryland's Jalen Smith, Michigan's Zavier Simpson, Michigan State's Xavier Tillman, Penn State's Lamar Stevens and Purdue's Nojel Eastern were also selected.

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